Commentary

Tampa Badger 7-on-7 sleepers

Originally Published: March 15, 2010
By Jc Shurburtt | ESPN Recruiting

TAMPA, Fla. -- Here is a look at some under-the-radar prospects and underclassmen that caught our eye over the weekend at the Badger Sport Elite 7-on-7 tournament.

Kade Bell, QB, Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher
The son of Jacksonville University head coach Kerwin Bell was impressive at Jacksonville Under Armour combine and the hard-throwing lefty hooked up with Leonard over and over to lead Pro Impact I to the championship. Illinois, South Carolina and others are showing early interest.

Markinton Dorleant, CB, Naples, Fla./Lely
Dorleant impressed with his speed, quickness and competitiveness and some in Southwest Florida believe he is a legitimate BCS-level prospect. The 5-11, 175-pounder has offers from Texas Tech and Florida International and is getting looks from North Carolina, Rutgers and Ole Miss.

Phillip Ely, QB, Tampa, Fla./Plant
Ely, who continues the Plant quarterback tradition under head coach Robert Weiner, is up to 10 scholarship offers. He is also up to 186 pounds and looks like he's been working hard so far during the offseason. He ultimately will remind many of former Iowa quarterback Drew Tate.

Keith Lewis, LB, Tampa, Fla./Freedom
Lewis, who recently picked up an offer from Michigan, is not the biggest linebacker on the field, but is very fast and is excellent laterally. During Saturday's action, he showed great skill in pass coverage. He is now approaching double-digit offers and many who scout the Tampa area consider him a prospect on the rise.

Chris Moore, WR, Tampa, Fla./Jefferson
While Davis certainly is deserving of high-end prospect status, there are some who believe Moore may be the more polished of the two at this point. Moore is consistent catching the ball and showed that this weekend and at the Bradenton Under Armour Combine two weeks ago. He's one to watch as we move forward.

Isiah Myers, WR, Orlando/Olympia
Like Moore, Myers is steady, but also is more of a deep threat. He has excellent hands and runs great routes. He's also much faster than a few poor 40-yard dash times that have been reported on him (we think he's in the 4.6 range at his slowest). Several schools are starting to show interest.

Class of 2012

Dante Fowler, LB/DE, Saint Petersburg, Fla./Catholic
The 6-4, 210-pound Fowler is probably a defensive end long term, but he looked awfully good at linebacker during the event. He moves well in space, which is a tribute to his advanced athleticism. Fowler is starting to emerge on the radar of several college programs.

Patrick Harris, WR, Groveland, Fla./South Lake
Harris will follow in the footsteps of Waisome and Florida running back Jeff Demps as the next big-time prospect from South Lake. Harris is an excellent deep threat and has good speed, hands and explosiveness for a prospect his age.

Angelo Jean-Louis, WR, Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central
Jean-Louis was impressive and was not overshadowed by O'Leary or Benjamin on his team, SOFLA. The 6-0, 170-pounder has excellent speed and hands and was one of the more explosive players over the weekend. He is definitely one to watch as we move forward.

Matt Jones, RB, Seffner, Fla./Armwood
As has been said before, this type of event is not one that is going to showcase what the 6-2, 220-pounder can do on the football field, but it did show again that he's got excellent athleticism and can make things happen with the ball in his hands. Georgia and South Carolina already have verbally offered, while Florida, Florida State, Miami, South Florida and others are highly aware of him and should offer soon.

JC Shurburtt covers recruiting for ESPN.com. He can be reached at jcsespn@aol.com. Gerry Hamilton contributed to this report.